Friday, 20 February 2009

To see if I'm smiling

After an intense following of the war in Palestine, the whole world seem to have gone quiet. All the sudden the flow of stories from that part of the world have stopped and there are lots of people who don't seem to have anything to say about the subject anymore.
And then out of the blue I found out that there is a documentary about women soldiers fighting in Israeli army. This document is called as the title above. It reveals how the Palestinians really are treated and how this affects on the serving soldiers. But, who is looking into the effect of the Palestinians? And why this documentary has not been shown in BBC or any other major channel, when I know that it has been on the air in Finland?
I would love to see this, I have not yet had the chance to do so, but I am not able to find this anywhere. I find the title and the list of film festivals it has been on, but the actual movie is hard to find.
If anyone who is reading this, will find the movie from somewhere, please send me a url. I do not know anymore where to look at, but still, this would be worth of watching, if for nothing else then to see the truth from the mouth of those who actually have been there and know what they are talking about.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Lies, hate and crimes

Today I was watching BBC Panorama. They have sent the program about Gaza. they pointed out how Israeli soldiers have been in a killing frenzy by just killing anything that moves. They have shown how there was no justification for this war, and yet still Israeli government is insisting that the people who died by their hand, have been in fact killed by Hamas. What an insult! It does make me wonder, how can they separate them selves from the horrors of Nazi Germany and yet, do the same things by them selves. This is hypocrisy! Even though I have not written about Gaza, I still am willing to help any way I can, I am now selling the soaps, boycotting actively any goods from Israel, boycotting shops with connections to Israel, and doing the reverse action by selling Palestinian goods. Today in the program I saw a Palestinian doctor, who lost 3 of his daughters in the war, by Israeli attack on his house. He was angry, by a good reason and yet, the minister of the Israeli government claimed that there was weapons by his house! There is no end of the lies and cover ups that this government is doing. In the news they are speculating that maybe Israel is heading to right wing government. I think that this is ridiculous. It already is right wing government. They took the land of the Palestinian farmers and they expect them to be quiet. Where is the justice, or is it just for the powerful ones?

Monday, 2 February 2009

Snowing lot!

This is how my garden looked like this morning. It has been snowing the whole night and everything was covered with snow. I love it, after all this is like my second nature as I am fully washable Finn. So with the big smile on my face I put on my woolly socks and I really was full of energy. The school hasbeen cancelled, and they are not sure about tomorrow. London trafik is on the complete stand still, which I find a bit funny. This snow is nothing, you see where I come from, it is not inches that comes down. Sometimes in Finland you can drive on the road and the sides are like walls around the road, there is so much snow. How ever much or little there was this morning, it made me really happy. There is something about snow that makes the whole world just magical.
It was lovely to the kids as well to go a bit outside and have a little snow ball war. I must say, Linas aim is pretty good, and the throwing hand is not bad either. As the snow was not wet enought to make a snow man, we ended up of disturbing neighbours by throwing snow balls on their windows, little excercise is never bad for you. It has been lovely day, I really have enjoyed of this unexpected day off from school, never mind how funny it seems to me. I just now hope that the magic goes on.....